|No. 1 – Toronto Argonauts|
|Born:||March 21, 1992|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||191 lb (87 kg)|
|High school:||Los Alamitos|
(Los Alamitos, California)
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 157|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca|
Shaquille "Shaq" Richardson (born March 21, 1992) is a professional gridiron football cornerback for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona.
Richardson attended Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California, where he was an All-Region selection. As a senior, he made 38 tackles and five interceptions on defense and 31 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns on offense.
Richardson originally enrolled in school at UCLA but upon being one of three freshman players dismissed by the team, along with his cousin Paul Richardson and Josh Shirley. After his dismissal, he chose to attend the University of Arizona from 2010 to 2013. In 2010, he played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting three. In his first career start against Washington State, he intercepted two passes. He finished the season with 29 tackles, seven pass break-ups, one forced fumble and two picks. In 2011, he played in and started 10 games, recording 47 tackles, a team leading four interceptions (73 yards), five pass break-ups and one forced fumble. In 2012, he played in all 13 games with 11 starts. He recorded 58 total tackles, one interception and 14 pass break-ups. In 2013, he started all 13 games, recording 55 tackles, including three for loss, three interceptions and four pass break-ups.
Richardson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was cut from the Steelers 53-man roster prior to the start of the regular season but was then signed to their practice squad.
Kansas City Chiefs
On November 17, 2015, Richardson was signed to the Titans' practice squad.
On January 9, 2018, Richardson signed a reserve/future contract with the Oakland Raiders. He was waived/injured on August 6, 2018 and was placed on injured reserve. He was released on August 23, 2018.
Richardson later joined the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football. He was placed on injured reserve on January 30, 2019. He was activated from injured reserve on March 6, 2019. The league ceased operations in April 2019.
In October 2019, Richardson was signed by the Toronto Argonauts to their practice roster, and then later promoted to their active roster. He signed a contract extension with the Argonauts on January 14, 2021.
- Shaquille Richardson – Yahoo Sports
- Pittsburgh selects Arizona CB Shaquille Richardson with the first of two fifth round picks
- Chiefs sign cornerback Shaquille Richardson
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- "Argos sign Shaquille Richardson to practice roster". 15 October 2019.
- "Argos extend Richardson and Simba". Argonauts.ca. January 14, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.